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My ge oven 183d5580p196 oven light is flashing locked, and I

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my ge oven 183d5580p196 oven light is flashing locked, and I can't shut it off by pressing clear. I accidentally hit something while trying to turn it on in the dark The oven cleaning cycle never went on, the door will open but I can't clear the screen and I can't turn the oven on. The light symbol keeps flashing
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: I'm looking at the manual. The oven is around 12 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I need to do work? I'm a single mother, can't it be shut off by hitting a button?
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Yes, how to fix the above problem
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 3 months ago.

If the display is flashing locked, it means that the latch is stuck somewhere between the open and closed position. Try to flip the breaker off to the oven for 5 minutes or unplug the oven to see if the electronics will reset. If the locked light keeps flashing, wiggle the latch hook then push in on the door to make sure the latch hook doesn't rub on the door. If it won't stop flashing, then unfortunately the door latch needs to be replaced because something was pushed to engage the lock but the lock motor isn't working properly so now the issue won't reset.

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